Jirosaku Nagai

Jirosaku Nagai

He was born on 20 October 1880. He was a farmer. His family includes Yuki Nagai (wife; deceased at time of file), Kazuo Nagai (son; in Japan), Shizuko Nagai (daughter; in Japan), Miyoko Nagai (daughter; born in July 1929; in Japan), Chiyoko Nagai (daughter; in Japan), Toshiko Nagai (daughter), and Natsue Nagai (daughter; born in June 1931; in Japan). He lived on Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes gardening supplies and “Japanese sauce”.


Regularized NameJirosaku Nagai
Custodian Identification Number1653
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Victoria


Custodian Case Files (1)


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